Salvage style--decorating with repurposed and vintage items like wicker furniture, cast-iron tubs, polished marble, industrial pendant lights, and even tractor seats--has become a chic way to create unique, personal rooms. By reclaiming honest materials and collectibles, large and small, all imbued with their own history, you can infuse your home with warmth, charm, and individuality. Let the experts at Country Living show you how to find and make the most of discarded treasures, such as old windows, barn doors, metal military desks, mailroom filing cabinets, factory lamps, and hand-forged iron hooks. Plus, the editors share best practices for bargain hunting and obtaining the most desirable cast-offs, such as antique beams and weathered barn wood. Stunning photos of every room, along with imaginative ideas from homeowners, will spark your creativity and give you an eye-opening perspective on the decorative potential of "trash."
Featuring more than thirty projects that will enhance and add unique style to any yard or garden, an innovative design guide shows readers how to reuse and recycle objects and turn them into something useful and gorgeous, from turning old glass and tiles into ourdoor lights to transforming discarded pallets into fences and trellises.
Discover the secrets of styling your home with reclaimed materials Joanne Palmisano is passionate about the joy and importance of reuse in home decor. Whether it's reclaimed, repurposed, recycled, salvaged, or antique, Joanne will show you how to turn an old piece into a stunning decorative object. Styling with Salvage is an essential guide for those who can't walk by a secondhand store or salvage yard without taking a peek, or who just want to decorate in a more mindful way. Joanne provides an aspirational-but-achievable template for all who wish to bring some character, style, and soul into their home. Includes: Top tips on the best places to look for items like vintage lace or old balusters Ways to design with salvage when you seek to add color, or are working with monochromatic palettes Inspiration on styling and displaying collections, whether it's vintage glass, leather boots, or bottle tops Filled with Susan Teare's gorgeous photography, this book will inspire everyone who picks it up to reclaim their spaces with reclaimed materials.
A Bit of Velvet and a Dash of Lace : the Fabulous Interiors of Magnolia Pearl
Author: Robin Brown
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: House & Home
A textile artist and founder of Magnolia Pearl showcases her interior design philosophy, which brings together colors, textures, and materials in innovative new ways to create meticulously detailed, eclectic environments that blend elements of Victorian, oriental, and vintage American décor, and includes easy-to-follow instructions for a range of decorating projects.
Less CAN be more! Today, people are downsizing their space . . . while remaining upscale in taste. Using examples ranging from 600-square-foot apartments to a small cottage-style house, as well as inspirational real-life stories from downsizers, home-style guru Leslie Linsley shows readers how to achieve maximum aesthetic results. She offers solutions to every problem--storage tricks, entertaining in small spaces, flexible layouts, and more--all lavishly illustrated with over 200 full-color photographs.
Explains how to transform small but awkward spaces into appealing, cozy corners, offering dozens of ingenious decorating approaches and design ideas in such sections as Themes and Collections, Forgotten Spaces, Crafting Corners for Pets, and more, along with advice on creating storage and seating, theme decorating, color choices, and do-it-yourself projects. Homestyle Book Club.
Step-by-step instructions and more than 200 photos of 30 do-it-yourself projects show readers how to transform rescued and recycled objects into chic, stylish decorative items for the home. Full-color photos.
250+ Ways to Harmonize Rustic Charm with Contemporary Living
Author: Country Home
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: House & Home
Move over, shabby chic: The new farmhouse look is all about clean lines and modern shapes, paired with rustic textures and clever upcycled decor ideas from the country life. With Modern Farmhouse Style, you can now achieve that farmhouse aesthetic in your own home—no matter where you reside. This collection of more than 250 gorgeous yet attainable farmhouse-inspired decor ideas, organizational tips, and DIY projects is everything you need to make your modern home perfectly rustic—or vice versa! With chapters on entryways, living spaces, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces, you’ll learn how to “countrify” any area of your home so it’s charming yet refined, homey yet chic. You’ll learn how to select the proper mix of contemporary and rustic furniture, pick raw materials, build out unique DIY projects, and add attractive and inspired personal touches. Whether you’re a city or a country dweller, Modern Farmhouse Style will bring the you the best of both worlds. Chapters Include: Entryways Choose One Sculptural Accent Use Hairpin Legs to Build Entryway Furniture Have Fun with Entryway Paint Reuse the Old Like New Living Rooms Start (and Display) Collections Embrace the Power of Paint Recast a Bird Cage into a Coffee Table Let Original Features Shine Kitchens Seek Out Sleek Storage Options Four Ways to Update an Island Mount a Sophisticated Wooden Wine Rack Reinterpret Historic Influences Dining Rooms Go for a Polished Palette Update Farmhouse Imagery Craft a Handsome Dining Room Table Get Rustic Schoolhouse Charm Family Rooms Explore Cabin Chic Assemble a Crate Coffee Table Farmhouse Workspaces Four Ways Update a Fireplace Bedrooms Update a Headboard Silhouette Use Vintage Toys in Sweet Vignettes Beautify a Dresser with Country Touches Seek Out Handmade “Flaws” Bathrooms Bring in Natural Fibers Embrace Courageous Decor Welcome Brick to the Bath Turn Tile Strategically Outdoor Spaces Salvage Outdoor Dining Sets Make Modern Use of a Classic Barn Illuminate the Garden Path Create Restful Nooks